Horse Health Matters®

Your Horse's Mouth and Teeth - Why It Is Important To Have Your Horse …

by EquiMed Staff

April 7, 2017 11:00

With dental care as a priority, horses are physically more comfortable and utilize feed more efficiently which helps them to perform better and may also lead to …

General Care

Facing Reality After Your Horse's Death

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Facing Reality After Your Horse's Death

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

April 24, 2017 10:13

Read this thoughtful article by a veterinarian who has had years of personal experience caring for horses and other animals to learn how to deal with the …

Safe First Horseback Rides -Tips for the First-Time Rider

by Heather Smith Thomas

April 24, 2017 15:09

Learn about teaching children who are going on a first ride what they need to know and what to do to fully enjoy riding horses …

Horse Owners Beware - 3 Myths that Can Be Disastrous to Horse Health

by EquiMed Staff

April 24, 2017 15:54

Summer's heat and humidity can be much more than just uncomfortable for your horse; they can be deadly and can lead to disastrous consequences as a result of …

Tip of the Day

It is dangerous to turn out a new horse with an established herd in a confined paddock. Allow your herd to become acquainted with a new horse across a sturdy fence line for a period of time.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

Hoof Care

What is the best type of hoof trimming …

Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

What is the best type of hoof trimming …

by Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

May 1, 2017 13:50

Is their one horse hoof trim that is better than another. Doug Butler, a Certified Journeyman Farrier and Ph.D. offers this advice based on years of working …

Importance of Water in Maintaining Horses Health

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 16:45

Clean and fresh water is a basic part of equine nutrition. Horses that are denied quality water are subject to disease and dangerous ailments such as colic. …

Reproductive Care

The Responsible Horse Breeder

EquiMed Staff

The Responsible Horse Breeder

by EquiMed Staff

May 6, 2017 14:02

What is a responsible horse breeder? This article thoughtfully addresses the topic in a non-judgemental and thought-provoking way. You owe it to yourself to …

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Dermis

The principal layer of skin.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

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adjective
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